Here is an extremely brief introduction into epilepsy. Please stay tuned for more facts about epilepsy throughout the month!
"More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy -- combined." (Credit of the Epilepsy Foundation)
What is epilepsy?
- a term used in place of the term seizure disorder
- a general term use to describe a condition in which seizures are a symptom
What causes epilepsy?
- Causes vary depending on age of a person. Causes can include infections, stroke, neurological disorders, and genetics
- In six out of ten cases, the cause of epilepsy is UNKNOWN
Who gets epilepsy?
- Any person
- Any age
- Any ethnicity
What are some treatments of epilepsy?
- Brain surgery